Seeing the Trees – Without Losing Sight of the Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Study Nuts and Bolts : The authors gathered high-resolution (IKONOS, 4-m resolution) and lower-resolution (Landsat, 30-m resolution) satellite images of a 43,000 hectare area in and surrounding the Reserva Natural Privada Morombi in Paraguay.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

Eccorazzi

Following in the footsteps of other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay), Colombia today announced a ban on the use of wild animals in any traveling or stationary circuses.

Red-legged Seriema

10,000 Birds

Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata , can be seen in Brazil and Uruguay and overlap with the Black-legged Seriema in Northern Argentina and Paraguay. The first time I saw a Red-legged Seriema , I had no idea what it was. What family is it from? Where does it come from?

How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

The world’s largest dam – the Itaipu, which straddles Brazil and Paraguay – generated over 90,000 GWh in 2001: that’s enough to power over 10 million homes! How Does It Work: Hydropower. Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. But while hydropower boasts significant advantages over energy sources like oil and coal, it also creates some serious problems of its own. What is hydropower?

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Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

Itaipu Dam, a binational hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Concentration. That’s what makes rivers so valuable — both for fish and for energy.

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Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

Green Prophet

Food riots will follow not only in Nepal and Nigeria but also in Peru and Paraguay.

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Drinking Helps!

Green (Living) Review

Lemonaid and ChariTea produce sustainable soft drinks and iced tea - the ingredients are organic, vegan and are sourced from small-scale farming cooperatives in Sri Lanka, Paraguay, Mexico and South Africa.

Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

Countries impacted by Monsanto include India, Mexico, Liberia and Paraguay.” According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “ companies that develop and patent GMO seeds are the same companies that develop and patent the pesticides and herbicides to which the unique seeds are resistant.

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This Week in Bird(ing) News: Orange Is the New Beak, and a Dead Parrot (No Joke!)

10,000 Birds

Or maybe you’re visiting Belize, Guatemala, Paraguay, or the Bahamas? If you’ve got some downtime between barbecues and fireworks (or, outside of the U.S., obsessing over World Cup matches), here’s some bird news to peruse: Loss of suitable habitat , instead of insecticides, seems to be the culprit in declining numbers of grassland birds. Know what else kills grassland birds? Ill-timed mowing … which a petition aims to stop in New York’s Hudson Valley. Meanwhile, in San Jose, Calif.,

Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

Green (Living) Review

Also returning to Germany are the old and young Nazis from the German colonies in South America, such as from Blumenau in Santa Caterina and others in Parana and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as well as Paraguay and Argentina, and they have been doing so for a considerable time now, ever since the conquest and occupation by West Germany of the German Democratic Republic.

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Conservancy Talk

Image: Itaipu Dam, a binational hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. This post originally appeared on The Guardian. We are entering a new hydro-dam era.

Landfill Harmonic

The Green Changemakers

These are the instruments crafted by Nicolas, a recycler with no previous experience making musical instruments, living hand-to-mouth by the garbage dump in Catuera, Paraguay. A cello made from an oil can and pieces of wood thrown in the garbage; a saxophone made of spoons and buttons.

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

The Green Changemakers

Attracted by cheap land prices, poor environmental regulations and monitoring, widespread corruption and low taxation on agricultural export commodities, agribusinesses have long viewed Paraguay as an ideal country in which to do business.

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Green Prophet

In Paraguay, WWF used the Earth Hour platform to build public support to gain an extension of the logging moratorium, helping to reduce deforestation. Earth Hour is upon us. It comes every year on Saturday 19 March, as the clock strikes 8:30 PM around the globe.

UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

Green (Living) Review

For example, FIDA-MERCOSUR, an IFAD-sponsored programme, encourages policymakers to share successful policies and practices in favour of family farming across the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Rome, 18 July 2016 – Brazil has a lot to teach the world about the importance of family farmers, said the President of the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F.

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012. It’s not a question most people are comfortable asking now that Congress has a Republican majority which seems hell-bent on undoing all the environmental advances gained over the past decade.

Brazil’s Pantanal: A Birding Spectacle

10,000 Birds

It is also perhaps the best place in Brazil to see White-fronted Woodpecker , a specialty more typical of the Chaco of Paraguay and Argentina which occurs in small numbers at Pousada Piuval. The Pantanal is a vast, seasonally flooded wetland — the largest in the world — in the southwest corner of the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Best Buys and Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Halloween Candy

The Green Samaritan

Your purchase also supports small farm families in the Dominican Republic and Paraguay so you are giving in two ways.

Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Procurement Licitenet.com: Making Public Procurement More Transparent, Ecuador Workshop on Public Procurement, Paraguay Building Transparency in Budgeting and Public Procurement at the Local Level, Serbia 3.

Weekend Reading 12/14/12

Sightline Daily

The second is on a community in Paraguay where people make a living picking trash in a landfill and improve life by making beautiful music on instruments built from reclaimed materials. Eric: I’m so glad Kevin Drum is around. One of his blog posts this week, “ The World’s Easiest Plan to Rescue Social Security ,” deserves some kind of award for clarity and good sense. And for those reasons, I suspect his plan will go nowhere fast.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

I do not know whether Leonardo might come, I met him recently in Paraguay, we’ve always read him. President Hugo Chavez has lost his two year long battle against cancer.

Protecting rainforests shown to reduce poverty Ecologist

The Green Changemakers

Education for Rural People

The Green Changemakers

Andrews, Rome and Paris 2004 Full text available in PDF You can request the book by e-mail at information@iiep.unesco.org "Educación para la población rural en Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, México, Paraguay y Perú". [link] This ERP Tool kit provides education and training materials for rural teachers, technicians, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers, extensionists and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people.

Urban Upgrading

The Green Changemakers

View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading? What are the benefits of upgrading?

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

The concept of “Living Well” - a Bolivian viewpoint

The Green Changemakers

Put less academically, we have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions of the Bolivian and Ecuadorian states, who convened the “Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights” held in Cochabamba, Bolivia from April 19-22, 2010 and who presented numerous workshops and proposals at the Fourth Americas Social Forum in Asuncion, Paraguay from August 11-15, 2010.